Computers in Election Vigils - take two
alexandre.tabajara at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 06:50:06 CDT 2015
lucky you. In Brazil we use vote machines made by diebold, which are as
weak in security as a carton box. And no independent entity can ressearch
2015-10-09 8:24 GMT-03:00 Stefan Skoglund (lokal användare) <
a13stesk at student.his.se>:
> tor 2015-10-08 klockan 16:48 -0700 skrev Chuck Guzis:
> > On 10/08/2015 01:44 PM, Mattis Lind wrote:
> > > Unfortunately SVT Öppet Arkiv is not available to anyone outside
> > > Sweden, which is a pity. A great source.
> > >
> > > This interest for computers and election vigils come from the fact
> > > that I had a email conversation with a person that was involved
> > > when
> > > DEC won the contract to for the election in 1976 in Sweden for SVT.
> > > He was involved in adapting the VT30 system for TV use. Genlock and
> > > stuff.
> > >
> > > I found three clips in Öppet Arkiv which I trimmed down heavily.
> > > These shows tend to be quite long anyhow. I hope SVT is not getting
> > > mad now.
> > >
> > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDoFM3hfbic
> > Interesting. Anent that, here's a nice article about the use of
> > computers in a US Presidential election in 1952:
> > http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2012/10/31/163951263/th
> > e-night-a-computer-predicted-the-next-president
> > I wonder if there aren't still some congressional districts where
> > votes
> > are counted by hand in the US.
> > --Chuck
> All the votes is still counted by hand.
> Both att election evening (by election workers) and afterwards
> (multiple times) in the months after election.
> The "Valvaka" is the election day TV-program, the computers is included
> because people wants an early impression of who will be statsminister
> in one week, it's an statistical exercise.
> AT election day we have 3 different elections:
> local municipality (really its "house" which then elects the cabinett
> including "city major")
> the same for "län" (country council)
> and state (election elects the country's riksdag - "house")
> Riksdagen elects statsminister (normally, the situation now is a bit
> The state administration thru its "länsstyrelser" (who is geographical
> areas corresponding to "län/region" (country council) it responsible
> for counting and tabulating votes (country council election and
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